Study Finds Class Action Lawsuits Have Widespread Benefits

Earlier this week, the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School released a study about the effect class action lawsuits have had on corporate behavior and consumers who have been adversely affected by the behavior. The study, titled “First… Read More »

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Lamictal, Chantix Users Report the Most Serious Skin Reactions

Certain medications can cause serious skin reactions known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Stevens Johnson Syndrome is marked by flu-like symptoms that ultimately produce a potentially life-threatening rash that can develop into a burn, open sores and... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Moving Through Federal Court

A federal judge in California has issued an order stipulating how to handle certain confidential and protected information in the case of a woman and her husband who are suing the manufacturer of the blood-pressure drug Benicar. In June, Susanne Ambler’s Benicar... Read More »

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Woman Claims Uterine Cancer Caused by Morcellation

A New York couple has filed a morcellator lawsuit in federal court, accusing the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon of negligence and other allegations over a device known as a power morcellator used in gynecologic surgeries. Plaintiffs Brenda and George Leuzzi say Mrs.... Read More »

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Dollar General $4M Background Checks Settlement Reached

A Virginia federal court is being asked to give preliminary approval for a $4 million class action settlement with Dollar General retail stores as well as class certification and approval for how the settlement will be administered in a class action lawsuit… Read More »

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Cigarette Smoking and Asbestos Exposure: What Are Your Risks?

Cigarette smokers exposed to asbestos have a 50 to 84 times greater likelihood of developing lung cancer, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). “The longer you are exposed to asbestos, and the higher the amount of the... Read More »

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Tainted Sushi Rice Lawsuit Raises Concerns in Calif.

Citizens of California are concerned over the tainted sushi rice allegations directed at their biggest sushi rice provider, Farmer’s Rice Cooperative (FRC). A sushi restaurant filed a tainted rice lawsuit against FRC in July, accusing the company of selling tainted rice that was... Read More »

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